September 30, 2014

Walker takes the stage in Tampa (AUDIO)

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker was met with thunderous applause Tuesday night, as he took the stage at the Republican National Convention to address delegates.

The governor focused briefly on how he overcame a recall election earlier this summer, saying his victory showed voters decided that “the hardworking taxpayers of our state” were in charge, rather than special interests in Washington.

Walker went on to tout the reforms he has passed to help improve the economic climate. He says they appear to be working, and 94 percent of employers in the state believe Wisconsin is headed in the right direction, compared to just 10 percent before he took office.

AUDIO: Gov. Walker’s speech (6:19)

The governor said Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney understands that “people, not governments, create jobs.” He offered praise for Romney on his selection of Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan as his running mate, saying the pick shows that “the R next to his name doesn’t just stand for Republican, it stands for reformer.”

Governor Walker said this country needs leaders who will focus more on the next generation than the next election, and called on Republicans to help change the course of history by electing Romney in November.

AUDIO: Andrew Beckett reports (:56)